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take a look at it. and i will certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >> it's unreal. >> reporter: from the air you can get a sense of how big the fire has grown. this is new video from a national guard plane. the fire has grown to 150,000 acres of forestland. more than 4,000 homes and other buildings are in danger still and firefighters are also working to save two giant sequoia growths. >> those trees were up to 2,000 years old. we have the crews trying to save them. we'll backburn through them. put in sprinkler systems. >> reporter: the rim fire moved in to yosemite park over the weekend. although firefighters don't believe the fire will reach the valley itself. the bigger concern is controlling the southern and when edges of the fire to stop it -- western edges of the fire to stop it from spreading to other communities. >> there's a lot of folks that live up here. we're putting a lot of effort to keep the fire as far away as we can. >> reporter: meanwhile san francisco's ter supply is in jeopardy. flames are still moving toward hetch h
th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." word from president obama he is canceling his meeting with president putin over russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. plus, a new suspected american drone strike on al qaeda. >>> the surprising heart procedure for former president george w. bush. >>> the chef leading michelle obama's fight against childhood obesity. finally good news. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> president obama warns the nation of a global terror threat. >> another possible drone strike in yemen overnight. >> strikes are an effort to disrupt an al qaeda terror plot. >> the g-20 summit is in st. petersburg. >> i will be going there. >> however, president obama canceling a meeting with vladimir putin. >> saying he was disappointed russia granted asylum to the nsa leaker. >> former president bush home from the hospital after a heart procedure. doctors inserted a stent to clear a blockage. >> senators
.com. you'll also find interactive maps. >> tonight, the obama administration is considering military action against syria. secretary of state, john kerry, says evidence strongly i. cats that chemical weapons were used in an attack last week that killed hundreds of people. >> the slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is an obscenity. >> the white house is discussing options with congressional leaders and the pentagon. kpix5 talked to syrian americans and takes a look at the options for military strike. >> this is jugs all the stuff you see every day. >> many of the relatives in syria have escaped to egypt, lebanon, and the u.s., safe from syria's civil war and threat of chemical weapons. >> my last uncle was shot by a government sniper. he was 72 years old. he wasn't protesting. he just -- they just did it. they have no mercy. >> the syrian american hopes that president obama will help the opposition fight syrian president assad. >> we would interfere to put an end to the chemical weapons. >> what kind of milita
. president obama will not meet with president putin in moscow. what the white house is telling us about the reasons behind this move. >>> we wanted him to be here for the race. that was unfortunate. >> what team artemis is doing today after a very emotional yacht race on the bay. ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> plenty of low clouds in place. there will be a little bit of sunshine later. temperatures will continue to kind of cool down a little bit. look for 60s, even 70s well inland. >>> welcome back. people living in the south bay, if you have complained that the drinking water smells bad, well you have nothing to worry about. according to the california water service company. cal water blames the supplier of the water, santa clara water district. they say t
at the stores that were robbed and how there may be a connection. >> president obama on the move. where he's headed this morning and the proposals he's pushing to make college more affordable. >> good morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well in many areas. we have trouble spots. san mateo bridge slow now getting out to the span. more about that coming up. >> we have plenty of low clouds in place and a cooler pattern. almost good-bye to the thunderstorms. the rim fire is really taking a turn for the worst. [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ >>> time now 7:13. we have breaking news. a shooting violence happening in san francisco. brian flores is on the situation right now. this just happened a short while ago. what happened out there in san francisco? >> reporter: we're still learning to piece that toget
, this maybe the first, coming up of the message of mi obama's, michelle obama. >>> michelle obama making an appearance in this hip hop video. she did not sing but she does speak of her anti-childhood of obesity campaign. the song everybody will be released next month to encourage healthy eating by minority children. >>> the students showed up this mercedes, right now there is about 60 of these cars in california. they're hoping to convince people to sign a petition to demonstrate an interest of buying the hydrogen car. >>> we are learning more of the 16 ocean county new jersey workers who are sharing of the million dollars powerball jackpot. >> relatives and co-workers here as a group themselves ocean 16 cl price today. >> the 16 winners is getting $3. 8 million. thank you for making ktvu your r news, i am gasia mikaelian. tonight it is being called the most dangerous building on the bay area's campus, the structure and the plant to blow it up. keep in mind tmz is up next here on tv 36. [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] >> today on "tmz" -- >> on
.s. forces are now ready to act on any order by president obama to strike syria. the u.s. navy has four destroyers in the eastern mediterranean sea within range of the targets inside syria. the u.s. also has a more planes in the region. meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry says there is a undeniable evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attacking syria. with intelligence strongly pointing to bashar assad's regimen. kerry says this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. >> we will be following the latest of this escalation. >> the man acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the shooting at delta 17 year-old treyvon martin is seeking legal fees from the state of florida. george is a woman's attorney has said that he plans to ax the state to cover release $200,000 of his legal expenses. attorney mark omara says that because zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires florida to pay all of his legal costs. >> new this morning, students says sandy hook elementary school in newtown, conn. head back to school today. in december 201220 year-old adam lanza shot
. >>> happening right noi, president obama is about to begin a two day tour through new york and pennsylvania and it will focus on making college more affordable. this is a live picture. you're looking at joint, joint- based andrews maryland. that's air force one that we're looking at and we are waiting for the chopper coming in that the president will be on. it looks like marine one is looking like it's coming in. you could see it behind the trees there. he will come to land marine one and board air force one. from there, he would head to buffalo, new york, where he will speak at the university of buffalo. from there, he'll board a bus to continue his tour. that will be at a high school in syracuse. again, we're looking at several helicopters but one of them will -- marine force one carrying the president, a rather convenient way to travel, directly by helicopter to joint base andrews in maryland to get on air force one. and be heading off opt two day tour of schools, to promote his efforts to make college more affordable for students. now later this morning, we will get details on president
latest from the "timesaver traffic" center. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> sources in the obama administration say the u.s. is preparing for possible military action in syria after a suspected chemical weapons attack outside damascus killed hundreds of civilians. marlie hall reports today the united nations will begin investigating whether poisonous gases. a warning, some images may be difficult to watch. >>> reporter: white house officials say there is little doubt syrian forces used chemical weapons to attack civilians in the suburbs of damascus. aid groups say the alleged attack last wednesday killed more than 300 people including women and children. after days of pressure and meetings with united nations representatives, sunday the syrian government agreed to let u.n. experts inspect the site of the alleged attack. syria's information minister says, the regime of president bashar assad has never used chemical weapons. the united nations team will begin a factfinding monday to determine if poisonous gases were used. but the united states is concerned it's too late. u.s. offic
. president obama today presented army f sergeant ty carter with the nation's highest military award... the medal of honor. >>> a soldier from antioch is presented army staff sergeant ty carter with the nation's highest military award, the medal of honor. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by medal of honor recipient staff sergeant ty carter. >> reporter: more than 40 members of his family filled the room. >> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. >> reporter: in this video recorded by the taliban it was an ambush at command out post keating. on october 3, 2009, u.s. troops were outnumbered by hundreds of taliban fighters. ty carter risked his life to save an injured soldier and resupply ammunition to soldiers drafted in a humvee. >> it was chaos. the blizzard of bullets and steel into which ty ran not once, twice or even a few times but perhaps 10 times and in doing so he displayed the he ises of true heroism, not the urge to surpass but the urge to serve o
school football this weekend because of the poor air quality. >>> still no decision from president obama on what action he wants to take against syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. if he does take any action, he may have to do it alone. just a couple of hours ago the british parliament went against prime minister david cam money and rejected any military intervention in syria. in the u.s., democrats and republicans also hesitant about an attack on the syrian ren jet stream. they are demanding a vote first. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is in washington with the latest developments. >> reporter: america is divided. in raleigh, north carolina, calls for a military strike on syria. but the opposite view in charlotte. >> we should keep our nose out of other people's business and let them deal with it on their own. >> reporter: president obama warned last night on pbs that americans are in danger from what he charges the syrian government used. >> chemical weapons. they can have devastating effects. could be directed at us. >> reporter: today his top aides are presenting proof to
on president obama? >>> and high level clouds, thunderstorms are also moving north. are we done with these yet? also, let's take a look towards the weekend. all of this coming up in weather. . >>> time now 5:12. ups making cuts in health insurance. they say they will eliminate insurance to 15,000 people who are married to ups employees. those spouses are eligible for their own health insurance by their own employer. they are expected to pay more than 11 percent because of the affordable act. >> many californians don't know they can get health insurance at no or reduced charge through obama care. 66 percent of people expect implementing the law will be a success. only 25 percent of voters under 65 say they've heard about the affordable care act. 48 percent of low-income voters know they are eligible. >>> president obama will be on the road talking about college education. it includes stops in new york and pennsylvania. the ktvu collette campbell from the washington, d.c. newsroom. president is proposing how to make college accountable and affordable. >> president obama wants to create a system.
to be mid gated. dealt with and we want to make sure that the forest is replanted. >> president obama called governor brown on sunday offering federal help of the more than 3600 firefighters so far only 2 have received minor injuries. this is abc 7 news. >> this is what remains of the berkeley family camp. the campground buildings reduced to ashessa#m÷ yesterday when flames over ran the site. it has been a vacation spot for berkeley residents for 91 years. look at what it looked like just days ago on the 11. on the right see the devastation caused by the fire. berkeley officials are assessing the damage they say 2 words too early to think about rebuildin rebuilding. we receive pictures from people who visit enjoying the camp over the years. if this was taken three 3 summers ago if you have picture or stories from previous trip to the camp send them to us at kg o dash tv.com. >> concern growing tonight that the rim fire could affectír san francisco about power supply. assessment team from san francisco public utility commission is heading to the reservoir to see if flames hav
under way for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony. he will be joined by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it still has to go. a bay area man was there 50 years ago to witness history in the making. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent and that's what he did. >> later this morning, cecil williams tells kpix 5 what it was like to be there and how the speech inspired him to make a difference. >>> well, it's 5:14. let's kick it over to liz and find out what's going on in trafficland. >> not much. it's pretty quiet. we like to hear that because tomorrow could be a different story with the bay bridge close the hopefully people will take a long labor day holiday weekend. if you're causing the golden gate bridge, the big issue is fog. it's soupy this morning heading across the deck from sausalito towards doyle drive. no delay in either direction and they
jumping. [ male announcer ] helping you -- now that's what's important to us. >> president obama is about to award staff sergeant ty carter the nation's highest military on at the white house. originally from antioch, staff sergeant carter is receiving the medal for his courageous actions in afghanistan in october of 2009 when he braved enemy fire a half dozen times to carry injured soldiers to medical ail and deliver ammunition all during a firefight with the taliban. carter is only the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor awarded for service in iraq and afghanistan. he is a father of three. we are waiting for the president to approach the podium. we are streaming the ceremony, live, right now, on our website at abc7news.com. >> we are also following developing news from syria where u.n. people say snipers have spot at their teams several times to inspect the use of chemical weapons on rebel for thes. activists claim 1,300 people were killed last wednesday. syria denies they used the poison but a senior white house official says there is very little doubt. >> happening now in texas
. >> the governor spoke with president obama who committed federal dollars to battling the fire. the governor could be asking the feds for additional help soon. >> this morning engineers are scrabbling to send more water from the hetchy reservoir to the bay area. ashes falling into the reservoir but not affecting the quality. managers are testing the water they time as day. officials say if the quality is affected, there are other local reservoirs to draw from. >> hundreds gathered in berkeley to remember a city owned camp destroyed in the rim fire. people sang songs and shared memories of tuolumne camp that was overrun by flames over the weekend. it has been in operation since 1922. we will have more on the vigil ahead. >> caltran says the problem with defective bolts on the bay bridge have been resolved as they close the bridge tomorrow night. crews showed us shims they placed under the bridge that have been wedged in place to prevent the span from rocking extensively. caltran says they will be removed in december when new saddles are installed to reinforce the bolts. the bridge will be closed to
:40. edward snowden is living freely in russia even though the u.s. wants to get his hanson him. why the obama administration is so angry and what the white house may do about it. >>> possible bart strike ahead people are already thinking about how to get to work on monday. what about casual car pooling? i will tell you what you need to know about that option coming up. >>> traffic looks good on the golden gate. a little fog in the southern marin. [ man ] she yours? yeah. my first. congratulations. your applewood pulled pork with extra pickles sir. [ male announcer ] new subway applewood pulled pork. the sweet and smoky flavor you love. subway. eat fresh. [ camera shutter snaps ] >>> good morning. some low clouds around. a little bit more than what we saw yesterday. 60s coast. 70s around the bay. it will be warmer inland. it does look cooler over the weekend. >>> good morning, to you. here's a quick look at the top stories we are following for you right now at 6:44. a hayward man was taken to the hospital this morning saying his neighbors attacked him. blaming him for a fire at their apartment
obama is canceling plans to meet with russian president putin in moscow next month in retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to national security age leaker edward snowden. the white house says president obama still will attend the group of 20 economic summit in st. peterburg, shalala, -- russia, but has no plan to meet with putin. >> the home the scene of a heinous crime came crashing down in a few seconds. we will show you. >> a look outside from our camera, you can see the embarcadero center and the gray clouds. you cannot see quite >> you can see the embarcadero center. you can see the to which the building. the marine layer moved up to 2,500' so visibility is better. the extra 500' has more moisture. so we have drizzle for the commute. temperatures today from four degrees cooler in san francisco to six degrees in oakland and eight in san jose and napa and redwood city and live more, ten to 11 degrees cooler-than-average. storms are moving away from us and more storms are possible. a last lightning and thunder we will track tomorrow. high fire danger there
.s. will include the brotherhood have been ignored. >> has law makers calling for president obama to suspend aid to the country. even cutting off $1.5 become in annual support may not bring the change washington is looking for. >>> on monday secretary of defense was asked if cutting aid to egypt would help end the violence. >> all of the ability to influence the outcome is limited. up to the egyptian people. >> even if the u.s. does cut off support, egypt may not lose a dime. reimburse egypt if western countries suspend their aid. cbs news, washington. >> in pakistan a court indicted former president in the 2007 assassination. former military leader has faced criminal proceedings. >> new details this morning about the injury suffer by the surviving boston marathon bombing suspect. tsarnaev was shot in the face. not sure if that was self inflicted. >>> accused murderer and kidnapper james dimaggio left his life insurance mother to the grandmother of hannah anderson. $112,000 will go to bernice anderson. dimaggio lived with her for a couple years. he was shot to death in an attempt to rescue hanna
. >>> the stocks topped $470 a share before closing at $459.49. this follows obama's restriction to reduce imports of apple products. >>> palo alto based auto maker will reduce -- >>> a lack of major news led to the lowest volume of trading this year. the markets were mixed at the close with the dow down a little more than 46 points. s & p500 closed down about 2- 1/2 points. >>> in news of the world six people were killed when a bomb exploded in the philippines today. the bomb went off as the city administrator was driving through the area in a bullet- proof vehicle. she was not injured. no one has claimed responsibility but a break away muslim faction. >>> and a tragedy in moscow. the boys were staying overnight at their friend's apartment above a pet shop. i appears a python snake snuck out of his enclosure, went up the ventilation pipe and that's how the snake reached the two victims. >>> a fukashima plant is facing a new challenge tonight. regulators say if the water reaches the surface it could quickly make it into surrounding areas and the sea. >>> just a day short of the first anniversary o
in tuolomne. on sunday he got a call from president obama offering federal help. >> well i think we have what we need but this is kind of a daily every day we take a look at it and whatever i'm requested i'll certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >>reporter: the cost of the fire has topped 20 million dollars and is still growing. in tuolomne, abc 7 news. >> now what about the smoke and the weather conditions on the fire line? fch sandhya is tracking that tonight with live doppler 7 hd sandhya. >> yes larry. right now i show you the current conditions there. humidity has been increasing which of course is good news and winds decreasing. we watch the fog here in the bay area check out the conditions at the rim fire. skype degrees relative humidity has come up 45 percent. wind out of the north north west to 5 and certainly not as gusty as earlier today. here's satellite picture smoke from the rim fire you cap see it continues to clearly head into nevada and still moving all the way up towards reno into the neighboring states there and continue
a call from president obama offering federal help. >> well i think we have what we need but this is kind of a daily every day we take a look at it and whatever i'm requested i'll certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >>reporter: the cost of the fire has topped 20 million dollars and is still growing. in tuolomne, abc 7 news. >> now what about the smoke and the weather conditions on the fire line? fch sandhya is tracking that tonight with live doppler 7 hd sandhya. >> yes larry. right now i show you the current conditions there. humidity has been increasing which of course is good news and winds decreasing. we watch the fog here in the bay area check out the conditions at the rim fire. skype degrees relative humidity has come up 45 percent. wind out of the north north west to 5 and certainly not as gusty as earlier today. here's satellite picture smoke from the rim fire you cap see it continues to clearly head into nevada and still moving all the way up towards reno into the neighboring states there and continue to see that. of course t
governor brown thanked firefighters in tuolomne. on sunday he got a call from president obama offering federal help. >> well i think we have what we need but this is kind of a daily every day we take a look at it and whatever i'm requested i'll certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >>reporter: the cost of the fire has topped 20 million dollars and is still growing. in tuolomne, abc 7 news. >> now what about the smoke and the weather conditions on the fire line? fch sandhya is tracking that tonight with live doppler 7 hd sandhya. >> yes larry. right now i show you the current conditions there. humidity has been increasing which of course is good news and winds decreasing. we watch the fog here in the bay area check out the conditions at the rim fire. skype degrees relative humidity has come up 45 percent. wind out of the north north west to 5 and certainly not as gusty as earlier today. here's satellite picture smoke from the rim fire you cap see it continues to clearly head into nevada and still moving all the way up towards reno into
ago today to give his "i have a dream". that's where president obama is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. pacific time. there will be other speakers from the civil rights era. we spoke to a woman who hear these people speak. she came all the way from missouri. >> there's still things to be done in the areas in our city and -- [inaudible] >> reporter: patricia said she wanted to come here 50 years ago but she couldn't. she said she was the second black woman to be hired at st. louis area banks and didn't want to take the time off -- she did want to take the time off to be here today. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco human rights commission is holding a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington at 5:00 this evening in the board of supervisors chambers at city hall. the commission is announcing the winners of the heroes' award for 2013 at that event. >>> 7:17 at the time. checking in with sal on traffic. have you noticed -- is the bay bridge any more or less crowded today? about the same? >> it's about the same. people have been goin
president obama. the rodeo clown act that triggered the outrage. >> things are getting busier in some of the key spots. we'll tell you where the delays reached more than ten minutes. >> low to normal temperatures lasted a long time. a stretch of warmer temperatures. >>> welcome back. dozens of domestic workers are scheduled to rally outside of san francisco city hall. part of a national campaign workers are calling count down to dignity. domestic workers all across the nation are calling on the u.s. government to mandate better pay and benefits for in-home care givers. the workers are demanding regular rest periods and overtime pay. >>> officials at the missouri state fair are apologizing after a rodeo clown appeared over the weekend wearing a mask of president obama. the photo of that clown has gone viral on social media. the person who hosted it says he was offended when the rodeo announcer called out saying if anyone wanted to see obama run down by a bull. >> i understand people's concerns. i don't think anyone is more disappointed in what happened last night than we are. we take t
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. welcome back to the kron4 morning news printthe obama administration is making changes to the plus loan program that may help thousands of families qualify for the college financial aid. the education department says it has expanded support has for families that have recent but small-scale debt. they may now become eligible appeals. parents and graduate students who use plus loans have no borrowing limit, but they face interest rates student loans.obama-student loans education department making education department says it has expanded support for bankruptcy judge to approve the hearing had been save the merger. cisco systems is cutting five- percent of its workforce. the company cites the difficult economic climate as the reason for the 4- thousand layoffs which are set to begin in 2014. cisco designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! n
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
laundererring and -- laundering and he faces life in prison ifth canned. >>> happening now, president obama is leaving the white house for a trip to arizona. that's where he will lay out his plans this afternoon to overhaul the housing and mortgage industries. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senators already laid out their plans to do the same thing. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the president's proposals are largely in line with the senate's bipartisan housing and mortgage reform plan already in the works. that includes phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac. they received nearly $200 billion in a tax payer funded bailout back in 2008. president obama will also push for immigration reform to increase home values. the white house says immigrants accounted for almost 40% of new homeowners nationwide between 2000 and 2010. in that same time period, in california, immigrants accounted for more than 80% of the growth in homeowners. how the administration plans to help homeowners better understand when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news
on kron 4 news weekend. first lady michelle obama opens up about everything from raising two teenage daughters. to her impending 50th birthday. live look outside. walnut creek female narrator: it's posturepedic versus beautyrest it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing. mattress price wars are on now at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ in national news-- first lady michelle obama's opening up about her private life. a significant birthday. and even why she tried, then abandoned her bangs. athena jones has details of interview. out this weekend. first lady michelle obama, biking with her family today on martha's vineyard. and opening up to parade magazine about raising 15- year-old malia and 12-year- old sasha "what i tell my kids is, i'm preparing you for college and for life. so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, that balance." asked about these comments to cnn affiliate wcax. >>as a busy single mother - or i shouldn't say sin
? xy >>> welcome back. chuck hagel says american forces are ready to strike syria if president obama gives the order. now, syrian -- >> yes. syrian leaders warn against the strike and russia is accusing the u.s. of making excuses to attack syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the situation in syria is intensifying with every hour. kyla? >> reporter: pam, we know the united nations inspectors pushed off their investigation until tomorrow, citing security concerns. they were supposed to return to the site of last week's attack. john kerry says the use of chemical weapons last week is undeniable. >> make no mistake. president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: senior administration officials say their goal is not to overthrow president assad but rather punish him for using chemical weapons, killing hundreds in syria last week. the u.s. navy deployed four destroyers. they launch would be missiles. the russian president vladimir putin ch
closing at $459.49. this follows obama's restriction to reduce imports of apple products. >>> palo alto based electric auto maker will reduce -- >>> a lack of major news led to the lowest volume of trading this year. the markets were mixed at the close with the dow down a little more than 46 points. s & p500 closed down about 2- 1/2 points. >>> in news of the world six people were killed when a bomb exploded in the philippines today. the bomb went off as the city administrator was driving through the area in a bullet- proof vehicle. she was not injured. no one has claimed responsibility but a break away muslim faction. >>> and a tragedy in moscow. the boys were staying overnight at their friend's apartment above a pet shop. i appears a python snake snuck out of his enclosure, went up the ventilation pipe and that's how the snake reached the two victims. >>> a fukashima plant is facing a new challenge tonight. regulators say if the water reaches the surface it could quickly make it into surrounding areas and the sea. >>> just a day short of the first anniversary of the chevron refinery e
president obama now to ask for a pardon. he is telling news agencies he plans to live the rest of his life as a woman. manning's lawyer says the letter will explain why manning gave top secret documents to the website wikileaks. manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison. he will be eligible for parole in 7 years. >>> the city of san diego reached a tentative deal with bob filner the mayor who admitted to inappropriate behavior toward women. details are being kept private until tomorrow when the city council meets in closed session. so it's unclear if a resignation might be part of the deal. the news came yesterday shortly after an 18th woman came forward to say filner inappropriately touched her. businesswoman dianne north carolina says it happened three months ago as they posed for a photo. >> it was a hand that went to my back, to my buttocks and i was shocked. it was inappropriate. and i was startled at the time. >> filner had been resisting calls for him to resign. he was supposed to return to work this week after spending time in a rehabilitation program. >>> some local st
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
th anniversary of the many marching on washington joining president obama and former president clinton and jimmy carter remembering martin luther king j "i have a dream" teach with munitions -- musicians scheduled. >> an attorney for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover up to $300,000 of his legal spends -- expenses. the lawyer says the law requires the state to pay all legal costs because he was acquitted of all charges after a five week trial in the shooting of trayvon martin. >> the mcmansion is back after downsizing during the recession the average size of a new home in the united states is now larger than ever. the "wall street journal" reports new homes are now a record 2,642 square feet larger than the record of 2,561 square feet in usually 23 -- 2009. home builders can make more money helping to pay for the rising cost of land and the bay area is included in the new trend and according to a recent housing report, the san jose sunnyvale and santa clara markets saw the 4th biggest increase in home sizes in the nation with a 15 percent jump. >> the numbe
anniversary of the march on washington. president obama is scheduled to speak at noon today in the same spot on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king junior delivered his famous i have a dream speech. kyla campbell is there at the national mall this morning where people are starting to arrive for the big event. >> reporter: we are standing at the only public entrance. you can take a look at the crowd building behind us. we got here a couple hours ago. only 50-60 people here. now a few hundred people have gathered at the security gate. it opens in 45 minutes. they will make their way as close as they can get to the lincoln memorial. you can see the lincoln memorial in the background. that is where president barack obama and jimmy carter will speak along with civil rights leaders from the 1960s. that is happening in a few hours. first happening right now hundreds if not thousands of people are gathering to do the march for jobs in justice. they will start their walk in 45 minutes going 1.6 miles through washington, d.c. with a couple rally stops at the department of labor
in the evening with clouds rolling in the at bay to 76 inhand. >> the obama administration says syria has to be punished for using chemical weapons against its people and next the meetings today in thed with, that could set a timetable for military strike. >> a look at the work underway to get the new eastern span of the bay bridge ready for traffic. >> are you feeling nostalgic for the old bridge? an oakland bit has a way to keep it >> 5:14, and we take you to a potential choke points sir francis drake boulevard which connects 580 and 101 where abc7 news engineer is using cell 7 technology. dick? >> i am on this stretch of sir francis drake boulevard the connection define 580 westbound and 101 southbound that passes the ferry terminal and the shopping center. this has to be a choke point because it is a one-lane surface street that connects two freeways together that be in heavy use today. caltran has their automated sign board warnings in the richmond area warning people that the golden gate bridge is cash only so if you normally do not go that way, that is a good warning. >> okay, dick
, then there need to be international consequences. >> president obama says he has not yet decided whether or not to attack syria. this morning, u.n. chemical weapons experts were out collecting samples from that alleged chemical attack. >>> major nidal hasan will die for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in the fort hood shooting in texas. a military jury sentenced the army psychiatrist responsible for the 2009 mass shooting. it was the worst mass murder at a military installation in the u.s. history. one of the victims who survived said the worst of his injuries is ptsd. >> my loved ones have to be cognizant how they approach me. i'm always looking for the threat because i was caught by surprise so that will never happen to me again. >> hasan didn't dispute the charges saying the attack was motivated by muslims insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. >>> 3, 2, 1! >> so what's more fun than launching marshmallows? not much. where kids are learning to make these gadgets take off in this week's "cool school." >> businesses adjusting their schedule during the bay bridge closure. the opti
and a look ahead features more summerlike conditions. >>> president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble investment mentality that led to the collapse of the housing market. he announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. president says it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle-class homeowners. >> congress should give every american to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks that don't want to buy a home have a decent affordable place to rent. >> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giant fannie mae and freddie mac so private capital can play a larger role. they must preserve access for 30-year fixed rate mortgages. >>> if you want to hit the music this weekend, san jose has a summer fest. they brought the stages more closer together. music isn't just jazz, tunes from
january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the second obama ca
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
. for "cbs this morning,," i'm charlie d'agata in cairo. >> in response to the violence, president obama dance ecanceled month's joint military exercise. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity. including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right. >> our clarissa ward is with us. she just returned from egypt where she spent nearly two months covering the political crisis. extraordinary to see the president yesterday make those comments. today is a day of rage in egypt. what's your big concern? >> well, obviously, the big concern is how can you pull back from the brink now? egypt was always a scene of security. egyptians were really bonded and united together by the spirit of togetherness. and now we're seeing that threatened. the very social fabric of this country is being torn apart
newsroom. president obama is cancelling plans to meet with russian president vladimir put in moscow next month. the move is retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to n-s-a leaker edward snowden. the move also reflects growing u-s frustration with russia on an array of other issues including missile defense and human rights. the white house president obama still plans to attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg next month. >> new this morning. security officials say suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed seven alleged al-qaida militants in southern yemen. it's the fifth suspected drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. the attacks come a day after the u.s. and britain evacuated embassy staff because of al-qaida threats. the u-s also urging americans to leave yemen immediately due to increased >> the justice department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic missing in benghazi, libya. the sealed complaint was filed in the u.s. district court against an unspecified number of people in the september 2012 attack that kille
't know if he'll be taking them. and president barack obama has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon. live in washington, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former nsa contractor edward snowden may be living in a luxury townhouse in a gated community outside moscow. according to a russian newspaper, snowden could be staying in this high security development. it's surrounded by thick walls and bashed wire. reportedly the development has a golf course and a yacht club. the russian government has not said publicly where snowden is living after granting him asylum for one year. >>> and former secretary of state condoleezza rice says she supports president obama's decision to cancel a meeting with russian president sad mere put -- vladimir putin last month after what she called russia's slap in the face to u.s. when they gave asylum to snowden. rice is an expert on russia and is a political science professor at stanford university. >>> a man accused of a deadly shooting rampage is a former member of an all male dance team for the dallas mavericks. he is accuse
weapons attack, the investigation to figure out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> he takes a home run away -- >> good morning, everyone. it's monday, august 26. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. we have some new developments this morning on the "rim" fire up in the sierra foothills. it's now one of the biggest fires in california history and is threatening more communities there. some new mandatory evacuations as well as evacuation warnings and advisories ordered yesterday. nearly 225 square miles have already burned. the fire is only 7% contained. the fire has burned the tuolumne family camp owned by the city of berkeley. the camp was evacuated last tuesday along with other camps in the area. fire is still burning along both sides of highway 120. that road remains closed outside of groveland. crews are making significant progress though on the southwestern edge
out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning. monday has arrived. it's august 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we're following several developing stories as you wake up this morning. the bay bridge closes in just two days to put the finishing touches on the new eastern span before it opens to the public. the five-day closure begins wednesday night so other bay area bridges and roads will get crowded. >>> today u.n. everyone inspectors will begin -- united nations inspectors will begin an investigation of chemical weapons outside damascus. independent analysts say more than 300 people died last week from toxic gas. rebel forces blame government troops a claim the governor denies. >>> the wildfire near yosemite national park is burning out of control. flames are jumping from treetop to treetop. "rim" fire
. [ crying ] >> president obama also credited sergeant carter for acknowledging his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. carter spoke after the ceremony about troops suffering with ptsd. >> know that they are not damaged. they are simply burden with living when others did not. know that they, we, are not defeated. never defeated. we are resilient and will emerge stronger over time. >> we have posted the full video of today's medal of honor ceremony at kpix.com. >>> the u.s. could soon launch a military strike against syria. the obama administration says syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people and then tried to cover up the attack. secretary of state john kerry said he watched video showing the victims suffering. he says president obama believes there must be accountability for those who use the weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. >> military experts members of congress and others say using cruise missiles to strike syrian targets is most likely the action that would be take
today. >>> reporter: the obama administration is expected to go public today with its rationale for a potential strike on syria. james clapper the director of national intelligence is working to declassify a document which reportedly says the syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against its own people. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. >> reporter: the white house spelled out its case to representative buck mckeown and other congressional leaders on a conference call last night but many aren't convinced. >> members of congress were not happy with what they heard. they weren't happy with the amount of answers they got from the obama administration on what the specifics of some sort of intervention in syria could look like. >> reporter: a lack of specifics killed the bill before the british parliament authorizing military force against damascus. >> evidence should precede decision not decision precede evidence. >> reporter: the white house will move forward white house
of those in the crowd had attended the march 50 years ago, the anniversary is wednesday and president obama will make a speech from the same spot where reverend king gave his historic speech. and those unable to go to the washington area to celebrate the landmark anniversary, there was a march in san jose today. kpix5 talked to one woman who was at the original march in washington. >> at st. james park in san jose -- >> he kept hope alive. a rich mix of people from all over the bay area united to address civil rights issue, five decades after the historic march on washington. >> i'm mixed, african american heritage as well as german. >> michelle wasn't even born at the time of the original march. >> i think it was important for me to be here because if there was no movement like this, there would be no me. there would be no my children and so on. >> the gathering gave way to a 1 mile march through the santa clara county building with marchers peacefully demonstrating. hundreds of people are here replicating the martha happened in washington, d.c. 50 years ago. one of the people here w
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